Small malas or rosaries made from small conch shells or Shankh are considered lucky and auspicious. Shankha is an important puja item and is used in Hindu pujas. Conch Rosaries are dear to Goddess Lakshmi. Shankh Mala is used usually in the sadhana of Goddess Lakshmi or while chanting mantras dedicated to Goddess Laxmi. It is believed that wearing of small conch malas bring for peace and prosperity. Some people keep this mala along with account books and in cash lockers for luck and business prosperity. People who constantly give speeches wear the Shankha Mala to overcome stage fear and to gain confidence. Some people wear it to overcome speech problems.